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that is apparently unraveling. harris is watching breaking news for us today. harris, what do you have? >> jon, the big question is whether or not his defense attorneys will actually ask for this case and the charges to be dropped, and what the judge will say about that, or, if there's some other reason for them to meet. you know what, what we're learning is there are details that have come out about the accuser in this case, and her past, that even had the prosecution now asking questions about this woman. questions that this trial could hinge on, because she is their witness. the only way that they can really press sexual assault charges against dominic strauss-kahn is with her testimony, convincingly, so it has been said, by prosecutors up until now. will defense attorneys for dominic strauss-kahn then ask this judge to dismiss the charges based on the fact that the prosecution may or may not have enough evidence to go forward. we're watching this, that meeting is coming up, those manhattan prosecutors and defense lawyers, meeting in an office. as soon as we know what -- what has happened,
of the rest of the pack. jon huntsman, we can mention, he also has a pretty big fund-raising hall for a guy that not a lot of people know about. $4 million. we should mention half of that, though, is money he kicked in himself. he is part of a very wealthy family that owns a chemical company out there in utah. so not too surprising there. one thing we can tell you this morning is that president obama's re-election campaign, they are very proud of the fact that they have a roughly $490,000 contributors who have donated so far to the president's campaign. that is a number that they are tweeting out and getting out today. that is way more than he had back in 2007. of course, not too surprising back then. he was sort of a long shot for the white house. speaking of presidential runs. we should mention that we are getting reports and we are expecting to see thad mccarter, a congressman from michigan. he is well known up in michigan and well known in tea party circles. he is expected to file his paper work today to run for president. mccotter plays the guitar. so we might see him out on the campai
votes. >> happy 4th. >> reporter: republican jon huntsman was literally running for the white house. in atlanta, participants in the peach tree road race trying to survive 10 kilometers, an endurance contest, but nothing like the hot dog eating contest on coney island. american warriors got a hearty welcome home. in afghanistan, a group of american soldiers took this day to reenlist. america's 235th birthday. a day to stand up and be proud, even if you're sitting down. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> if you plan to celebrate the 4th here in d.c., here's the lineup for tonight. the capital 4th concert will begin at 8:00. the fireworks kick off around 9:15. we'll have a live report on that. that's coming up in our next half hour. the smithsonian metro station and most roads around the mall will be closed. so you might want to give yourself plenty of time to get there. you can also go to nbc washington.com for more details. >>> a day at the beach came to an early and abrupt halt at sandy point state park in maryland today. authorities say a young boy draund drowned after disapp
million for the quarter. and speaking of spin another guy to watch is former utah governor jon huntsman, he may be one of the people that the democrats are most worried about, he pulled in $1.4 million since getting into the race not long ago at all. he's personally wealthy, though, at first he claimed he wasn't going to self-finance the race. now we're being told a little less than half of the $4 million came out of his own pocket. seed money they say. the campaigns have until july 15th to actually report those totals to the federal election commission, randi. >> and, joe, if you would, tell us about this guy carter, he now says he's running for president. >> yeah, well, look, this guy thad mccotter is someone we know from washington, d.c.? he's a congressman, he's from the state of michigan, and you may not know his name, but he's had five terms on the hill, so he's known pretty well. he plays the guitar, likes to quote the lyrics of rock 'n' roll bands, is supposed to make an official announcement at the fourth of july festival in his hometown over the weekend, and, yes, randi, he's
utah governor and ambassador to china jon huntsman, the most moderate of the candidates vying for the anti-romney vote. huntsman has already ruled out competing in iowa, understands new hampshire is a must-win state. >> it is absolutely central to victory. central to our pathway of success. it's a state that we can win. >> reporter: in iowa, which votes first in the presidential contest, candidates were fighting for the social conservative vote. there were long shot contenders, newt gingrich and rick santorum. >> hi, you guys. >> reporter: as well as tea party sensation michele bachmann. a recent poll has the minnesota congresswoman in a statistical dead heat with romney, while gingrich and santorum barely made a dent in the single digits. tim pawlenty also polled poorly there. the former minnesota governor raised a disappointing $4.2 million this quarter and has had no public event over the holiday weekend. but those in the bottom half of that poll can take some comfort in the fact that sometimes the early polls don't tell us that much. this time four years ago, mike huckabee
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